Weird Al Yankovic Takes His Crazy on the Road This Summer
Weird Al hosted the online special that pulled back the curtain on this year’s Bonnaroo lineup last month, and announced that he will be performing at the Tennessee festival in June. Now he has revealed that he will go on a North American tour before his appearance at the event.
The first date will be held at the Memorial Auditorium in Raleigh on April 10, and he will stay on the road until an April 28 show at the Pantages Theater in Tacoma, Washington. Other cities include Knoxville, Tennessee; Fort Pierce, Florida; Nashville; St. Charles, Missouri; Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Calgary Alberta and Coquitlam, British Columbia.
After taking a few months off, Weird Al will be back on the road just before his Bonnaroo dates starting June 2 at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. He also will perform in Lebanon, New Hampshire; Keene, New Hampshire; Upper Darby, Pennsylvania and Sault Ste. Marie, MI before going to Tennessee.
No word yet on whether any additional dates will be added in between the two road stints. Though Weird Al has been somewhat more visible than normal lately, there’s also been no word on whether he plans on releasing any new music before the upcoming tour.
The last studio album he put out was 2011’s Alpocalypse, which broke the top 10 of the Billboard 200 albums chart, and was later nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Comedy album. The album featured parodies of Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, Bruno Mars and T.I.
In November 2011, Al released “Apocalypse HD,” a Blu-Ray disc of all the music videos from the record. The video also contained all the music videos from his 2006 album, Straight Outta Lynwood, which until then had never been released on home video.
Straight Outta Lynwood contains parodies of Chamillionaire, Green Day, Usher, R. Kelly and Taylor Hicks.